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Imagining Aliens: A Conversation in Science, Fiction, and Theology

Apr 27, 2016

From scientists to fiction writers, conspiracy theorists to theologians, aliens have captured the imagination of us all. But as we ponder the possibilities let us pause to ask ourselves why.

Why do these yet to be found creatures from space occupy such a central role in the musings of so many? And should their existence be confirmed, what will it mean for us on Earth?

While none can say for sure, there's certainly no shortage of ideas. From a peaceful first contact to doomsday scenarios of all sorts, the possibilities are endless. This hour we speak with a scientist, a science fiction writer and a professor of theology about their thoughts on "E.T."

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.